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Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

By Glo Robinson and Glo Robinson

December 14, 2015

Sophomore Reilly Johnson has been playing soccer since she was around six years old and has played competitively since the age of eight. She played for Tam on the girls’ JV team during her freshman year, and now plays on varsity. Q: What inspired you to play soccer? When I was eight years old, [I played] for th...

Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

By Trevor Bukowski, Trevor Bukowski, and Trevor Bukowski

December 14, 2015

While the majority of seniors are stressing over college applications, Jackson Hettler doesn’t have to worry. Hettler just recently committed to play water polo for The University of California, Berkeley next year. That’s not to say he hasn’t worked his heart out to get him into the position he...

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

By Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

December 14, 2015

Ever wonder who the man in the goal on the Varsity water polo team is? Well his name is John Luster. As a current Sophomore, Luster began playing water polo his freshman year after being encouraged by his sister, who plays for Marin Catholic, to join the team. “At first I didn't really take it that seriou...

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

November 27, 2015

Senior Jackson Hettler has been playing varsity water polo since his freshman year. He hopes to continue pursuing water polo in college. Q: How does the water polo team is compared to last year? I think we’ve improved tremendously because we have a lot more kids for one, and a lot more depth. [We ...

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

By James Finn & Hannah Chorley and James Finn & Hannah Chorley

November 27, 2015

MIKI DAHLKE Competing in a sport at the collegiate level is a dream for many high school athletes. Senior Miki Dahlke will begin to live that dream next fall when she commences her time at Harvard University as a Division I swimmer. Dahlke, who recently chose Harvard over UCLA and Northwestern Univers...

Going the Extra Mile (Two Different Perspectives on the Cross Country Team)

Going the Extra Mile (Two Different Perspectives on the Cross Country Team)

By Cam Vernali & Kevin Lee and Cam Vernali & Kevin Lee

November 27, 2015

Senior Chessy MacDonald forced her way up a steep ascent, pushing aside fears of not finishing one of her last high school races. “It was a home meet, and it’s a lot more intense. We really wanted to win,” MacDonald said. She continued to push herself to the limit. “I felt like I wasn’t going...

Athlete of the Issue: Riley Walls (Extended Web Edition)

Athlete of the Issue: Riley Walls (Extended Web Edition)

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

November 18, 2015

Senior Riley Walls jumped at the opportunity when the soccer season was switched from fall to winter. He saw an open slot for a sport and took it, deciding to kick for the varsity football team. Walls’ older brother, two years his senior, had the original idea to kick for the football team and pl...

Mirabel Levine Commits to Harvard

Mirabel Levine Commits to Harvard

By Hannah Chorley

October 16, 2015

Senior Mirabel Levine recently committed to Harvard University as a rower. “I love the amount of teamwork and how challenging crew is,” Levine said. “I also love the relationships you build with people you wouldn’t otherwise meet.” Levine has been rowing for the Marin Rowing Association (M...

Athlete of the Issue: Connor King

Athlete of the Issue: Connor King

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

October 16, 2015

Freshman Connor King has become the king of the pool this year, as many of his coaches and teammates can attest. He has been a natural at water polo since he began playing in sixth grade. He now starts for the varsity water polo team and is the second-highest scorer. “A friend of mine was playing [in si...

The Q & A with Courtney Chang (Varsity Golf Captain)

The Q & A with Courtney Chang (Varsity Golf Captain)

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

October 16, 2015

Senior Courtney Chang has been on the girls varsity golf team since freshman year, her first year on a golf team. This year, she’s a co-captain with senior Maddie Stoops and consistently helps to keep the team high in the standings. Q: Why did you start playing golf for Tam? I started freshman year ...